Sorry, I'm new to Scribus, and desktop publishing in general.
I helping my wife write a text book for children and many pages need the same layouts - text boxes and pics in the same place, text formatting, etc. to be filled in on each page. Each page is it's own entity (not flowing from page to page) and there will be about a dozen different standard layouts.
I assumed that this was a master page thing, but clearly that didn't work and as I've read around this forum it looks like scrapbook does that.
I can't find much documentation of the scrapbook. (Can someone link me to some?) I've played with it and can save text boxes and image boxes to scrapbook, but I still have to position them each time I insert them. The best I can come up with is selecting each box and manually positioning them in each page.
Is this really the best Scribus can do? I'm new to DTP, but this seems like it would be a pretty basic function, standardized layouts. Do I really have to do this manually for each and every page?
I put corresponding boxes in the master pages to give me an easy way to line them up, but is it possible to have the boxes grouped together so I can drop them all in place at once? Is it possible to embed the in some kind of a container box? Is there another way that I'm missing?